UK weather: Harsh showers moving in from west could cause thunderstorms for some

It looks set to be a gloomy day of weather for the UK as rain showers move in from the west to cover large swathes of the country, creating long wet spells. There is even a risk of thunderstorms in some places.

Moving into the evening and Wednesday lots of those showers look set to dry up, especially in eastern and central regions. Although there is a brighter picture forming for Wednesday, dry spells and sun will be offset by a rather cool wind.

Temperatures this morning will fall further compared to recent nights, even before the showers lurk in from the west.

Those waking up early in England and Wales can expect around 9C to 11C temperatures, with those numbers being slightly lower for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Bright spells in the east will soon be shifted out by the western rain front, which will see very heavy showers in Wales, the west of England and even parts of Scotland by the afternoon.

It will be warmest in East Anglia at about 18C, with London and parts of the south not far behind at around 17C. Moving northwards, the midlands, the north of England and Scotland will hover around 14C to 15C in the day.

"All of this weather going on means it will stay on the cool side, and when I say cool it's only around average for this time of year but certainly cool compared to recent days," explained Met Office weatherman Aiden McGivern.

"It's not very pleasant when this rains turns up, and it's going to push itself eastward on Tuesday, clearing quite quickly into the North Sea [on Wednesday] although once it arrives into Shetland it sticks around for some time."

Temperatures should again hover around 8C to 10C on Wednesday morning, with most of the rain having moved on by then.

Regarding Wednesday afternoon, McGivern continued: "The sunny spells and showers follow fairly quickly but the showers mostly impacting western and north western areas… but mostly showers are going to be less lively and a better chance of sunny spells coming through as well."

Wednesday afternoon temperatures will be a degree or two lower compared to today.

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